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    September 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotions

    Overview
    Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs ofthe UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.

    This MAPs II class emphasizes on heart-based qualities that complement mindfulness and can be cultivated through meditation practices. We will explore loving kindness, compassion, equanimity (even-mindedness), joy, generosity, and gratitude. We will learn new meditations to develop these qualities, tools to work with when we find them ourselves stuck and not feeling positive emotions, and practical exercises to incorporate them into our daily life. This is a helpful expansion to our basic mindfulness practice.

    Pre-requisite:
    Attendance in Introdcution to Mindfulness, MAPs I or equivalent mindfulness class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class, please email the instructor a brief description of your equivalent experience to manijeh@perfectlyhere.org before class start date.

    Teacher
    Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive Director and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. She is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management. For more on her bio, click on her name above.

    Location and Parking Instructions
    This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5pm on Friday of the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

    If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5pm on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

    What to Bring
    All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

    Class Capacity
    We allow no more than 30 students per class.

    Pricing
    We offer special pricing for seniors (+65) and students.

    Time and Date
    This class is offered at two different times this semester:

    MAPS II:

    Thursday, July 20 to Aug 24, from 7-9pm